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Apollodorus, Epitome (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book E (search)
mother of Neoptolemus, see above, Apollod.
3.13.8. The marriage of Helenus to Deidamia appears not to be mentioned by any
other ancient writer. And when Peleus was expelled from Phthia by the sons of AcastusAccording to Eur. Tro. 1126-1130, while
Neoptolemus was still at Troy, he heard that
his grandfather Peleus had been expelled by Acastus; hence he departed for home in
haste, taking Andromache with him. The Scholiast on this passage of Euripides (1128) says that Peleus was expelled by Acastus's two sons,
Archander and Architeles, and that the exiled king, going to meet his grandson
Neoptolemus, was driven by a storm to the island of Cos, where he was entertained by a
certain Molon and died. As to an early connexion between Thessaly and Cos, see W. R. Paton and E. L. Hicks, The
Inscriptions of Cos, pp. 344ff. A different and much more detailed
account of the exile of Peleus is furnished by Dicty
which sting them.” “Precisely.” “And
then there ensue impeachments and judgements and lawsuits on either
side.” “Yes, indeed.” “And is it not
always the way of a demos to put forward one man as its special champion and
protectorCf. 562 D,
1128. The PROSTA/THS
TOU= DH/MOU was the accepted leader of the democracy. Cf.
Dittenberger, S. I. G. 2nd ed. 1900, no. 476. The implications of this passage contradict the
theory that the oligarchy is nearer the ideal than the democracy. But
Plato is thinking of Athens and not of his own scheme. Cf. Introd. pp.
xlv-xlvi. and cherish and magnify h